No one has forgotten that incident of Galvan even today. On the one hand there was an intense army of Chinese elders and on the other hand, Indian soldiers were writing heroic tales of courage and bravery. Exactly one year ago, on June 15, when China forcibly invaded the banks of the Galvan River, an ice rink in Ladakh, Indian fighters expelled Chinese troops.
New Delhi: One year has passed since the violent clashes between Indian and Chinese forces in the Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh. This is the year of heroism of the Indian Army, when the Indian Army read the Chinese troops on this day. In this remote area, the Indian army is still ready to deal with every backdoor operation by China.
China is a suitable answer
Twenty Indian soldiers acknowledged their maximum sacrifice in the violent clashes in the Galvan Valley, but the cunning China has so far given no official information on its losses. From this conflict, the Indian Knights must have given a lesson to the treacherous China that the results would be very bad if they acted now.
Even today no one has forgotten the incident of a year ago. On the one hand there was an intense army of Chinese elders and on the other hand, Indian soldiers were writing heroic tales of courage and bravery. Exactly one year ago, on June 15, when China forcibly attacked Ladakh’s ice on the banks of the Galvan River, Indian fighters expelled Chinese troops. Many Chinese soldiers were killed in the conflict, but India also lost 20 of its brave soldiers.
How ready is the Indian Army?
The Indian Army has been busy strengthening itself since the Galway conflict. According to this strategy, about 1000 thousand troops have been deployed in Ladakh. The infrastructure of the troops was further improved and sophisticated weapons were also procured. In addition, the LAC is now being monitored by drones, sensors, reconnaissance aircraft. The DRDO also plans to deploy a special surveillance system. Road construction work is being expedited in the region, under which 32 roads will be constructed on the Indo-China border.
Even in the midst of border tensions, India has always strived for peace. In this endeavor, corps commander level meetings have been held between India and China. So far 11 points of military talks have been held. The Indian Army is fully prepared to face China and is constantly trying to strengthen itself. The air force has also set up barricades in the area.
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The Indian Air Force is keeping a close eye on the LAC. Fully active and warplanes have been deployed as well as fighter jets have been deployed in the most advanced Rafale. In addition, high-tech helicopters such as the Shanuk and Apache will be seen patrolling the area to counter every enemy fire. Tejas aircraft have also been deployed at LAC.
The Indian Army is busy improving itself to deal with any situation in Ladakh with China. Even at a temperature of 40 degrees, the enthusiasm of the Indian troops in the LAC is high. More than 600,000 troops have been deployed in Ladakh in the past year. Outside of this, the army’s intelligence unit is on high alert.
In the aftermath of the Galvan conflict, India has also made major changes in its attitude towards China in the LAC. The strategic peaks captured India because the new India was ready at every moment to give a suitable answer to the enemies.
What happened in Galvan tonight?
The cause of the clash between Chinese and Indian troops in the Galvan Valley was a Chinese observation post on the border. Colonel Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16th Bihar Infantry Regiment, had repeatedly objected to this to the Chinese general. Once under his direction, China even removed this camp. But suddenly on June 14th, this camp was rebuilt. This is where the heroic story of India’s heroism began in Galvan.
As soon as Colonel Santosh Babu asked the Chinese officer about the camp, a Chinese soldier pushed him and started abusing him. What happened then was that the soldiers of the 1st 16th Bihar Infantry Regiment started beating the Chinese troops. Indian troops destroy Chinese observation post. This was the first episode of the war and in the next few hours both the history and geography of the Galvan Valley were going to change.
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By evening, the gathering of Indian and Chinese troops on the border was increasing. From here the second and most important round was about to begin in the Galvan Valley. Here the Chinese troops devised a plan and attacked the Indian troops under a well-conceived conspiracy. The battle started on the evening of 15th June and lasted till late night without any weapons and Colonel Santosh Babu was martyred in this battle.
Revenge for the martyrdom of the colonel
The martyrdom of Colonel Santosh Babu was the greatest burden of the Chinese army. When the Indian soldiers got this news, their anger knew no bounds, as the commanding officer in the Indian army was respected like the father of a soldier. Far from touching the commanding officer, the soldiers did not even tolerate him speaking offensive language. From here the fight started in the third phase of this night and then this fight lasted till about midnight.
In addition to the 1st Bihar Bihar Regiment, there were troops of the ‘3 Medium’ Regiment and the 3rd Punjab Regiment for the third phase. Our troops attacked a certain place where the Chinese colonel was standing. The Indian army captured the Chinese colonel alive and immediately killed the 7 Chinese soldiers present there.
War without weapons
This was followed by the largest unarmed war between the armies of India and China. Each soldier of the Bihar Regiment was outnumbered by 10-10 Chinese soldiers. The battle lasted about 4 to 5 hours without arms from either side. This battle in the Galwan Valley was fought with stones and sticks. The Chinese soldiers had a special kind of stick, with sharp nails attached to it. When the Indian troops were firmly grounding them. The heroism of the Indian knights ruined China’s plan.
Many soldiers from both countries fell into the Galvan River during the third round of fighting. Twenty of our soldiers were killed in the clashes, and 40 to 50 Chinese soldiers were killed. These happened on the night of June 15 but the people of the country still did not know anything. The biggest thing is that even in this battle on the night of 15th June, the Indian Army did not break discipline. Did not break the agreement with China. So not a single shot was fired. However, without using weapons, the Indian army took full revenge for China’s deception.
Confidence has not been restored between the two sides since the incident. After multiple rounds of talks at the military and diplomatic levels, the two armies completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the north and south shores of Lake Pangong in February. Discussions are underway to withdraw troops from other areas of the conflict.